Column of Marcian, inscription

Column of Marcian, inscription

Description

Column of Marcian, inscription

Details

The inscription, in bronze letters, was above the representation of the globe and the Nikes; the bronze has been removed, but we can still read the elegiac verses, which are known as CIL 3.738).

PRINCIPIS HANC STATVAM MARCIANI
CERNE TORVMQVE
PRAEFECTVS VOVIT QVOD TATIANVS
OPVS

Which means

Observe this statue of the Emperor Marcian and its column,
a work devoted by the prefect Tatianus.

Date

455 CE

Creator

Jona Lendering

Licence

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

Categories

Byzantium, Roman Empire

Tags

Monument

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